Tag Archives: chapter books

Give the Gift of Reading!

It’s December! Time for family get-togethers, good food, cookies, decorations, and everything else that makes the holiday season special–including shopping! Before you head out to scout the malls and department stores for gift ideas, check out our Give the Gift … Continue reading

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Bullying Awareness Week

This week (November 17-23) we take the time to celebrate Geography Awareness Week as well as Bullying Awareness Week.  For those of us who need a little refresher course on geography, we have plenty of children’s atlases, books on each … Continue reading

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National Young Readers Week

We’re swimming in new books at the library, and we’re looking forward to National Young Readers Week (it seems like there’s always a reason to celebrate reading!) to share some of them with you! According to Pizza Hut’s popular BOOK … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Wishing Spell

The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer From Miss Jacqui at Lexington What would happen if you could enter the world of the beloved stories you listened to or read as a child? In this story, Alex … Continue reading

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Book Review: The One and Only Ivan

The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate From Miss Mary at Main Library “People call me the Freeway Gorilla.  The Ape at Exit 8, The One and Only Ivan, Mighty Silverback.  The names are mine, but they’re not me.  … Continue reading

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Author Spotlight — Ann M. Martin

Today is Ann M. Martin’s birthday! Possibly best known for the beloved The Baby-sitters Club series, Ms. Martin has been writing children’s books for 30 years! Besides The Baby-sitters Club and accompanying Super Specials, Ms. Martin has penned the series … Continue reading

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Book Review: American Girls

American Girls series From Miss Sarah at Bellville I spent most of the 1990’s in elementary school and middle school.  When I reflect upon the books that I read during that time, I remember one series that really stands out.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: Judy Moody and the Bad Luck Charm

Judy Moody and the Bad Luck Charm by Megan McDonald From Miss Sarah at Bellville The eleventh and latest book from the Judy Moody Series is Judy Moody and the Bad Luck Charm by Megan McDonald.  Judy Moody is an eccentric … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lulu and the Brontosaurus

Lulu and the Brontosaurus by Judith Viorst, illustrated by Lane Smith From Miss Terry at Main Lulu, a small girl who is a giant pain, is used to getting whatever she wants and lots of it. When her parents tell … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Lois Lowry!

Today is author Lois Lowry‘s birthday! Possibly best known for her Newbery Award winning titles The Giver and Number the Stars, Ms. Lowry was born 76 years ago today in Hawaii. She wanted to write from an early age–writing is … Continue reading

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